Peacemaking News

NEWS: Advice to Western Civil Societies, from a Long-term First Nations Ally

Canadian Attorney and Friend of IPI David G. Newman, Q.C., of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is featured in the recently published Supreme Advocacy article “Advice, and Urging, from a 50-year Lawyer in the Middle of Canada.” Newman’s call to action includes the admonition that western  hemisphere governments can and should work to right the wrongs of the past. This will benefit everyone, not just the descendants of the survivors of those wrongs. But doing so: “now… Read More »NEWS: Advice to Western Civil Societies, from a Long-term First Nations Ally

NEWS: The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools – A Virtual Book Launch

At this link, you can find a free webinar on the Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools, sponsored by the Zehr Institute and presented by the authors, Lindsey Pointer and Kathleen McGoey of the Longmont (Colorado) Community Justice Partners program: Includes a wide ranging discussion on how restorative practices can have positive impacts in many different spheres of life and work, focusing on pedagogical approaches.

NEWS: Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia is Offering Peacemaking Courses

The Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia is offering a series of classes related to peace and circle processes in a non-tribal context. These courses include: Transforming Community Spaces through Equitable CollaborationFrank Dukes and Leanne Nurse Live online course dates and times: May 13, 20, 27: 1 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT) June 3, 10: 1 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT) For more information, click here: https://emu.edu/spi/courses/#691 Digital Peacebuilding and Peace Tech:Understanding Social Media, Conflict, and… Read More »NEWS: Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia is Offering Peacemaking Courses

NEWS: Peacemaking at Home During Quarantine

NEWS: Peacemaking at Home During Quarantine SOME TIMELY ADVICE to help keep peace while living in quarantine! Featured below are links to some helpful articles, initially compiled by the Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver, “How to Not Completely Hate the People You’re Quarantined With” Take it from experts who study isolation: It’s hard, it takes teamwork, and it may cause excessive staring into nothingness. https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-surviving-quarantine-without-killing-partner/?fbclid=IwAR1sXxvU1TtovdeVMvC4ysr3EGsFPC3YNfAg9FNdwIgsXi2lUBklRa0YyF0 Preventing Household Conflict When You’re Stuck at… Read More »NEWS: Peacemaking at Home During Quarantine

NEWS: Native American Peacemaking Court Offers a Model for Reform

Excellent 2017 article by Rebecca Clarren that features groundbreaking Tribal Court Judge Abbi Abinanti, and application of peacemaking principles in a domestic violence case. The article also discusses the court of IPI Advisoryc Committee member and Michigan state court judge Timothy Connors (along with a nice quote), features a quote from IPI Advisory Committee member Cheryl Fairbanks, and discusses the Kake, Alaska peacemaking program founded by IPI Advisory Committee member Mike Jackson. Click here for… Read More »NEWS: Native American Peacemaking Court Offers a Model for Reform

NEWS: Donate to the Flicker Fund!

Please consider donating now to the Flicker Fund, which is raising and mobilizing funds to direct critical resources to the most vulnerable in our already challenged communities. The Flicker Fund provides direct grant support to stressed Indigenous communities on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, where some are already facing issues of hunger, lack of access to water, and unable to secure basic hygiene and material supplies needed for everyday life. Flicker Fund goes directly to Indigenous… Read More »NEWS: Donate to the Flicker Fund!

EVENT: Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution

The 10th Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution is being held at California State University, Dominguez Hills in the Extended Education Auditorium on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Online attendance options are also available. The Cyber-Conference will deal with negotiations, conflict resolution, and peacemaking methods. Please download the promotional flyer for more information.

EVENT: MIDWEST PEACEMAKING TRAINING AGENDA RELEASED

The title of this year’s workshop is “ICWA as the Gold Standard for All Children – Reunification in Courts and Schools, Peacemaking as a Path to Get There.” This year’s training will feature a State ICWA training and an example of School Peacemaking Programs. We will also show a video on peacemaking and provide an introduction to the concepts of peacemaking. For a full schedule for the event, please download the agenda attached below:

NEWS: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Tribe’s Peacemaking Center Update

The sign at the new Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Tribal Court in Dowagiac, MI brings the prominence of peacemaking to all who pass by. Construction for the Peacemaking Center started in 2018 and took over 15 months to complete. The Pokagon Band of Powatomini Court & Peacemaking Center was opened on December 11, 2019 and contains a “healing fire room.” Thanks to IPI Advisory Committee Member and Pokagon Chief Judge Michael Petoskey for bringing attention… Read More »NEWS: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Tribe’s Peacemaking Center Update

NEWS: Grant Opportunities for Supporting Native Youth and Culture Available

NEWS: Grant Opportunities for Supporting Native Youth and Culture Available For those interested, there are two grant opportunities available for supporting Native Youth and Culture. The Native Youth and Culture Fund Grant Opportunity offered by the First Nations Development Instituted which is intended “to partner with tribes, Native nonprofit organizations and Native community groups working in rural and reservation-based communities and seeking ways to preserve, strengthen and/or renew Native cultures and traditions among youth”. All… Read More »NEWS: Grant Opportunities for Supporting Native Youth and Culture Available

EVENT: MIDWEST PEACEMAKING TRAINING

The Midwest Peacemaking Training for 2020 has been scheduled for August 6th and 7th at the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, MI. The details of the Midwest Peacemaker Training 2020, and a registration web page, are out now. Click on the link below to sign up and ensure your spot, as space is limited to 100 participants.

NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY SEEKS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES PROJECT ANALYST

The University of California at Berkeley is currently searching for a Restorative Practices Project Analyst. Per the University of California, Berkeley’s job posting, job duties will include: Supporting the Center for Student Conduct’s (CSC) mission to administer the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct through equitable practices that promotes community-building and encourages mutual respect through the development of a robust alternative resolution process. Spearheading the CSC’s Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution (REPAIR).… Read More »NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY SEEKS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES PROJECT ANALYST

NEWS: JUDGE CONNORS TAKING PEACEMAKING ADAPTATION INTERNATIONAL

This very informative article from Ireland describes a recent lecture given by IPI Advisory Committee member Judge Timothy Connors during a visit to the homeland of his own ancestors. He described the shortcomings of Irish mediation standards, and the potential benefits of alternative approaches such as the peacemaking employed at his own Ann Arbor, MI court. Click here for the full article: https://www.lawsociety.ie/gazette/top-stories/mediation-standards-in-ireland-fall-short-of-best-practice-seminar-hears/

EVENT: SAVE THE DATE! INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKING CONFERENCE 2020

Anyone interested in peacemaking should be planning to go to the International Peacemaking Conference, to be held on August 5-7, 2020 at the home of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee, Michigan, USA. A full range of topics will be available for this large, multi-track conference, with peacemakers from around North America. A steering committee for the agenda is almost completely formed already.

NEWS: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Opens New Justice Center

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians recently opened its new justice center, which features a circular design theme, a round peacemaking room, and a healing fire. The local news report below shows the facility, and features a great explanation given by IPI Advisory Committee member and Pokagon Band Chief Judge Michael Petoskey. For the full video of the news report, please go to https://wsbt.com/news/local/pokagon-band-of-potawatomi-indians-opens-new-justice-center-in-dowagiac Click on the gallery below for more photos of the new… Read More »NEWS: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Opens New Justice Center

NEWS: Manitoba Bar Association Newsletter Article on Restorative Justice and Indigenous Peace-Making Methodologies in Manitoba Courts

NEWS: Manitoba Bar Association Newsletter Article on Restorative Justice and Indigenous Peace-Making Methodologies in Manitoba Courts We invite you to read this article written by David G. Newman, Q.C., and published in the Manitoba Bar Association Newsletter regarding recent peacemaking events in Manitoba and giving compelling background information on the events’ prominent speakers.

EVENT: Restorative Justice Centre Open House

Please join us for an open house for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Restorative Justice Centre. This event is open to everyone, celebrating their opening and inviting connections between First Nations citizens and others regarding Restorative and Indigenous Justice in Winnipeg and beyond.